Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience

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Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience

The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University has released a paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child identifying the key features of resilience, or the ability to adapt in the face of significant adversity, and suggests ways to build it throughout the lifespan. Decades of research in the behavioral and social sciences have produced substantial evidence that children who do well despite serious hardship have had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult. These relationships buffer children from developmental disruption and help them build key capacities, such as the ability to adapt, that enable them to respond to adversity and thrive.

By | 2017-04-13T14:51:12+00:00 March 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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